Friday, June 21, 2013

SlowTunes App to Teach Our Children to Sing Along!

We all know that music is a wonderful tool for learning, especially for a child with special needs.
How many of us have improvised our own songs while talking and playing with our children?

Probably all of us!

And who hasn't sung the ABC's to their children?

Now that my children with apraxia have started to like today's music on the radio, I often hear them trying to sing along with the song.
But sadly, some of the lyrics are so fast that their little mouths can't keep up or they make up words that sound like the lyric (which actually makes me giggle in the front seat!)

For example, Lady GaGa's "Bad Romance" comes out as "Bad Horse Dance" according to my son.  And he can sell it, too!  For a while, I was saying "Bad Horse Dance" as I was singing along.

(Are you laughing now with me?)

But thanks to the brilliance of Brian Stokes, a Dad with a daughter with apraxia, he has developed an amazing app that actually S-L-O-W-S down any song without changing the pitch!

Cool, huh?

In fact, this app could be used by SLPs during therapy sessions as background music of familiar tunes, help with articulation issues, teach and learn new songs, and so on!

You can see Brian's website here and learn more about the app!
***Add your favorite songs from your music library.
***Play songs at three speeds: normal, slower and slowest.
***Configure just how slow you want each speed.
***Stream songs to your AppleTV over AirPlay.

In the App Store on iTunes, it is only $1.99!!!!

You can also follow SlowTunes on Twitter and LIKE them on Facebook!

And for two readers (if you are reading this to the end and are paying attention), Brian is offering a couple of free codes!

http://tokn.co/ztcq22wk
http://tokn.co/s839gcct

Congrats to the first two people that grabbed these codes!  And thank you, again, Brian for a wonderful app to help our kids struggling with speech issues!

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3 comments:

  1. I got the second one. Thank you!!

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  2. Love this! When Audrey was 2, I bought a slow-version sing-along with fun kid songs on it from the apraxia website. Wish this app was around at the time.

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    1. The “Time to Sing” CD is awesome, but Mama and Daddy can only take so much. Plus, she got where she was demanding Bieber. (That one’s a double-edged sword.)

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